Is it wrong to get turned on by a vodka’s distillation process? Is it wrong to get turned on by the way a great vodka is filtered? Is is it even more wrong to get turned on by one of the purest, cleanest vodkas on the planet? Come with us friends as we explore these questions and more over a glass of Blue Ice Vodka ($20).
Made from real god honest Idaho (no you da ho) Russet Potatoes, Blue Ice Vodka is an easy choice as a value vodka pick. According to the maker, over 9 1/2 pounds of potatoes go into each bottle. This vodka is subtle, clean, and clear as water from a glacier this vodka is great in mixed drinks and the occasional martini as well. The maker utilizes four column distillation to maximize taste and five stage filtration to maximize clarity. Then the real fun begins. They take only the purist water from the Rocky Mountains (that John Denver’s full of sh*t man!) to cut this vodka down to a wonderful 40 proof that dances off your palate like elves on Christmas morning.
The composition of vodka is 60% water. The clarity of the water used during distillation is paramount to the flavor and balance of vodka. The water in Blue Ice Vodka is naturally clear and fresh. As the snow caps of the Rocky Mountains melt, the water gathers in the Snake River Aquifer, where it naturally filters through hundreds of feet of porous volcanic rock before reaching a 200-foot well. This well is the sole water source for Blue Ice Vodka; which remains at a temperature of 52 degrees.
According to the makers of Blue Ice, only about 3% of all vodkas are made from potatoes, so this one should be a little different tasting then some of the others you might be used too. And for $20 dollars a bottle, you’d be a fool not to try some of this sweet, sweet nectar. Instead of sacrificing those potatoes to french fries, make sure they are sacrificed to this vodka instead.